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The WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework

The WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework COMMENTARY MEDICINE AND LAW The WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: A Milestone in Global Governance for Health PIP Framework David P. Fidler, JD Objective and Principles. The framework governs sharing Lawrence O. Gostin, JD “H5N1 and other influenza viruses with human pandemic po- tential and the sharing of benefits,” but does not apply to sea- FTER YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS, THE WORLD HEALTH sonal influenza or noninfluenza biological materials. It im- Organization (WHO) reached agreement on a pan- proves preparedness through WHO’s Global Influenza demic influenza preparedness (PIP) framework for Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) by encouraging Athe sharing of influenza viruses and access to vac- states to share viruses and enhance equitable access to ben- cines and other benefits in April 2011. The framework ad- efits. Framework principles include sovereignty over biologi- dresses a troubling controversy—should low- and middle- cal resources, virus and benefit sharing on an equal footing, income countries share influenza virus specimens with WHO and financing mechanisms for equitable access to benefits. without assurances that benefits derived from sharing will Legal Status. The framework is not legally binding. WHO be equitably distributed? did not exercise its constitutional authority to adopt inter- During the avian influenza A(H5N1) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework

JAMA , Volume 306 (2) – Jul 13, 2011

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2011.960
pmid
21750298
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Abstract

COMMENTARY MEDICINE AND LAW The WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: A Milestone in Global Governance for Health PIP Framework David P. Fidler, JD Objective and Principles. The framework governs sharing Lawrence O. Gostin, JD “H5N1 and other influenza viruses with human pandemic po- tential and the sharing of benefits,” but does not apply to sea- FTER YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS, THE WORLD HEALTH sonal influenza or noninfluenza biological materials. It im- Organization (WHO) reached agreement on a pan- proves preparedness through WHO’s Global Influenza demic influenza preparedness (PIP) framework for Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) by encouraging Athe sharing of influenza viruses and access to vac- states to share viruses and enhance equitable access to ben- cines and other benefits in April 2011. The framework ad- efits. Framework principles include sovereignty over biologi- dresses a troubling controversy—should low- and middle- cal resources, virus and benefit sharing on an equal footing, income countries share influenza virus specimens with WHO and financing mechanisms for equitable access to benefits. without assurances that benefits derived from sharing will Legal Status. The framework is not legally binding. WHO be equitably distributed? did not exercise its constitutional authority to adopt inter- During the avian influenza A(H5N1)

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 13, 2011

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